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  • Considerations on Representative Governmentby John Stuart Mill

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    In this powerful work John Stuart Mill sets forth representative government as the most sensible compromise between unreflective rule by the masses and the self-indulgence of the few. On Representative Government is one of the most compelling political essays of the 19th century. more...

  • The Modern Stateby Christopher Pierson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    The modern state is hugely important in our everyday lives. It takes nearly half our income in taxes. It registers our births, marriages and deaths. It educates our children and pays our pensions. It has a unique power to compel, in some cases exercising the ultimate sanction of preserving life or ordering death. Yet most of us would struggle to say... more...

  • Discourse on Political Economy and The Social Contractby Jean-Jacques Rousseau; Christopher Betts

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 5.99

    Censored in its own time, the Social Contract (1762) remains a key source of democratic belief and is one of the classics of political theory. It argues concisely but eloquently, that the basis of any legitimate society must be the agreement of its members. As humans we were `born free' and our subjection to government must be freely accepted.Rousseau... more...

  • The Everything American Government Bookby Nick Ragone

    F+W Media 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 14.36

    If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions... more...

  • Diplomacyby Henry Kissinger

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 23.00

    A brilliant, sweeping history of diplomacy that includes personal stories from the noted former Secretary of State, including his stunning reopening of relations with China. The seminal work on foreign policy and the art of diplomacy. Moving from a sweeping overview of history to blow-by-blow accounts of his negotiations with world leaders, Henry... more...

  • Liberalismby Edmund Fawcett

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    Liberalism dominates today's politics just as it decisively shaped the American and European past. This engrossing history of liberalism—the first in English for many decades—traces liberalism’s ideals, successes, and failures through the lives and ideas of a rich cast of European and American thinkers and politicians, from the early nineteenth century... more...

  • Give Me Libertyby Naomi Wolf

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 24.99

    As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American... more...

  • Voting for Autocracyby Beatriz Magaloni

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 25.00

    This 2006 book provides a theory of the logic of survival of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). more...

  • A Cosmopolitanism of Nationsby Giuseppe Mazzini; Stefano Recchia; Nadia Urbinati

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 37.95 US$ 34.53

    This anthology gathers Giuseppe Mazzini's most important essays on democracy, nation building, and international relations, including some that have never before been translated into English. These neglected writings remind us why Mazzini was one of the most influential political thinkers of the nineteenth century--and why there is still great benefit... more...

  • Republicby Plato; Robin Waterfield

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 5.99

    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and... more...